Tuesday, February 17, 2009
I made it! It was quite a long trip, but it was definitely worth it. The first day I arrived, we went to our hotel at Coogee Beach for program orientation. Over the next three days we did a tour of downtown Sydney, a jet boat tour of the harbour, went to the top of Sydney Tower and did the Skywalk, visited Featherdale Wildlife Reserve, took a trip out to the Blue Mountains, and spent some time at Coogee Beach. Unfortunately, the weather was unusually cold and rainy. Luckily cold to Sydneysiders is about 70 degrees! Here is the link to some of the pictures I took from orientation:
Yesterday, I moved into my apartment at the Sydney University Village. I am very excited about my room. It came with my own desk, bed, wardrobe, microwave, mini-fridge, and best of all my own bathroom and shower. Just in case anyone wants to send me anything, my address is:
Sydney University Village, 90 Carillon Ave
Newtown, NSW 4240
Class start here on March 2nd, so I still have about a week and a half until I have to start doing any work. Tomorrow, we're going to Manly Beach for the day and this weekend we hope to visit Chinatown and Paddy's market, the aquarium, Taronga Zoo, and perhaps a few other things around town. Next week orientation starts, so there will be loads of activities happening on campus. It should be an exciting time!